Cosplay is about to go mainstream. The concept of getting decked out and assuming a different personality is familiar to the con-going nerd set, but with a new Syfy show, “cosplay” is poised to become as much a part of pop culture vernacular as “GTL” was a few years back.
Premiering tonight at 10:30 p.m., “Heroes of Cosplay” is an unscripted lifestyle show which revolves around the craft, competition and characters (both real-life and fictional) of a culturally rich subculture that exists on the fan convention circuit. While the definition of cosplay varies among participants, “HoC” focuses on nine personalities who create homemade, highly-detailed costumes based on characters from comics, movies, video games and TV shows – and who participate in contests for cash prizes and respect within their community. Read More